Masterpiece Moments

Masterpiece Moments

this is pablo picasso dancing around his studio in his underwear. and what are you doing with yourself?

Notes to Self

Notes to Self

maybe if i had known my parents i would know my purpose –hugo cabret

Sex Life and Salary

Sex Life and Salary

The bag of bones and the skin. The thing we dress and clean and feed and stroke and long to have stroked. Pretty simple, stupid even. The bod.

defensive

defensive

Some adults are in intimate relationships. They are just really damn good at intimacy. The rest of us go at it like Pigpen in Peanuts. That’s how we love.

my lobotomy

my lobotomy

This movie was made a long time ago, so the old people in the movie are dead. And the young people are old. The children are grownups.

novel therapy

novel therapy

The Novel: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The Character: Patty Berglund
The Diagnosis? TBD

footprints

footprints

All those times she refused to carry herself.
It only makes sense that she was being carried.
She doesn’t have to admit it for it to be true.

what people need

what people need

of course when i say “kiss the snake” you think it’s something dirty. but i’m quoting rumi. so, it isn’t dirty.

his hidden percentage

his hidden percentage

Something is lurking under the surface. How do you know it’s there?
Because his skin is bad and he can’t sleep.

fm radio: weep in public

fm radio: weep in public

In honor of the 2014 Grammy awards, I listened to my clock radio for an hour, flipping around the dial. Just like the old days. Here’s what happened.

White Ellen

White Ellen

made of the classes at her academy, country club summers, saddle shoes, shaved legs made of elite institutions, air-conditioned museums…

Luxury Problems

Luxury Problems

Your iPhone pocket-called me the other day.
You were walking. I could hear your legs moving.
I was in your pants, after all, with the phone.

SHRINK

SHRINK

In men whom men condemn as ill I find so much of goodness still; In men whom men deem half divine I find so much of sin and blot…